Attorney of an executrix who has lost mental capacity can administer an estate in her place. In the recent case of Whittaker v Hancock, the High Court held that where an executrix of a will had lost mental capacity, her attorney under a property and financial affairs lasting power of attorney (‘LPA’) could be appointed…
The “international family” is now more common in our global economy. When such relationships involving children break down, a range of legal problems arise: where will the children live? With whom? Where does that leave the other parent? How are the (usually) greater costs to be met? What about maintenance?
Disputes involving children are always difficult – and distance can magnify the emotions involved. Sometimes a parent takes the law into their own hands by taking (or keeping) the children abroad without consent. Such action can be illegal, and requires immediate steps by experienced lawyers
We are well used to dealing with cross-border disputes concerning children – including child abduction, and applications by one parent for permission to relocate abroad where the other parent does not consent.
More than in most cases early advice – and often immediate action – is essential to ensure that all possible steps are taken before the die is cast. We have the necessary experience.